This weekend saw parkruns in Northern Ireland represented more among the men, while it was an even split in the women’s top 10. Here are the fastest times on Saturday (April 14).
Glen Taylor ran 16:28 at the Belfast Victoria parkrun to record the quickest time across the island of Ireland. The Ballydrain Harrier was taking part in his fourth parkrun and a first run at Belfast Victoria.
At number two was former Irish Olympic race walker and now an accomplished runner, Colin Griffin, who ran 16:36 at St Anne’s parkrun in Dublin.
Catherina Mullen ran 18:14 in Cootehill to take the top spot among the women this week. It was a parkrun best for the Shercock AC runner in her fourth time at the event.
Derry City parkrun saw the second fastest time with Sarah Lindsay of North Down AC running 18:36.
The men’s top 10 this week turned into a top 11 with Josh O’sullivan-Hourihan and Brendan Guiney both running 17:03 at the Waterstown parkrun in Dublin and the Falls parkrun in Belfast respectively.
Marlay parkrun in Dublin also had one unknown male runner who ran 16:38.
Top 10 men
1) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Glen Taylor, 16:28, Ballydrain Harriers
2) parkrun: St Anne’s, Dublin
Colin Griffin, 16:36
3) parkrun: Derry City
Noel Logan, 16:41, City of Derry AC
4) parkrun: Marlay
Shane O’Neill, 16:43
5) parkrun: Castlebar
John Byrne, 16:53, Mayo AC
6) parkrun: Falls, Belfast
Noel McNally, 16:50, Beechmount Harriers
7) parkrun: Queen’s, Belfast
Richard Conn, 16:56, Dub Runners of Belfast
8) parkrun: Castlewellan
William Laye, 16:58, Bridgnorth Running Club
9) parkrun: Ecos, Ballymena
David Niall Law, 16:59, Ballymena Runners
10) parkrun: Waterstown, Dublin / Falls, Belfast
Josh O’sullivan-Hourihan, 17:03 / Brendan Guiney, 17:03
Top 10 women
1) parkrun: Cootehill
Catherina Mullen, 18:14, Shercock AC
2) parkrun: Derry City
Sarah Lindsay, 18:36, North Down AC
3) parkrun: Wallace, Lisburn
Lauren Wilson 18:37, Edinburgh AC
4) parkrun: St Anne’s, Dublin
Adrienne Jordan, 18:42, Metro St Brigid’s
5) parkrun: Citypark, Craigavon
Eimear Nicholl, 18:54, St Peters GAC
6) parkrun: Marlay
Sarah Baryga, 18:56
7) parkrun: Bangor
Jodi Smith, 19:04 North Down AC
8) parkrun: Ormeau, Belfast
Ursula Daly, 19:27, Lagan Valley
9) parkrun: Porterstown, Dublin
Deirdre Brophy, 19:29
10) parkrun: Malahide
Rose Mcgahan, 19:31